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Latitude: 51.8413 / 51°50'28"N
Longitude: 1.0066 / 1°0'23"E
OS Eastings: 607215
OS Northings: 220124
OS Grid: TM072201
Mapcode National: GBR SNW.HBM
Mapcode Global: VHKG7.DZJC
Entry Name: The Quarters
Listing Date: 21 February 1950
Last Amended: 10 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1337178
English Heritage Legacy ID: 120138
Location: Alresford, Tendring, Essex, CO7
Civil Parish: Alresford
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Alresford St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
ALRESFORD OFF FORD LANE
TM 02 SE (east side)
3/4 ALRESFORD PARK
21.2.50 The Quarters (formerly listed
as Alresford Hall Quarters
Cottage with Dovecote)
Formerly a chinoiserie fishing lodge or lakeside summer house. Circa 1772 by
Richard Wood, converted to a house circa 1951 with an added gable to north.
Probably of brick, rough rendered. Grey slate double range roofs to left
gables, copper felt to central single storey and right dome. The left ranges
with moulded bargeboards to gables. The 2 north gabled bays of 2 storeys,
single storey centre range and square plan lakeside range, this with octagonal
interior. 2 window range to entrance face (north) of small paned vertically
sliding sashes, central 6 panelled door, moulded surround, flat canopy. West
face 2 ground floor Chinese keyhole small paned vertically sliding sashes,
moulded surrounds. 4 first floor small paned casements to left double gables.
The central range with open porch supported by 2 stone fluted columns, left
small paned vertically sliding sash window, right half glazed door. The right
square plan range has octagonal inner walls, keyhole windows to west, south and
east faces, concave broaching to concave octagonal dome of 2 stages. Weathervane
finial. Trellised verandah with concave hipped roof to lakeside (south) face.
Similar features to east face. Interior, the octagonal walls of the dome with
alternate windows and tall niches. Moulded dados, wainscots and ceiling
cornices. 6 panelled doors with brass furniture and moulded architraves to all
rooms. Chamfered bridging joists to central and left ranges, these with similar
doors, dados, cornices etc., as dome. Name derived from reputation that
Cromwellian troops were quartered in the grounds. A painting by Constable circa
1816, now said to hang in Melbourne, Australia. N. Scarfe Shell Guide to Essex
1975. Lucinda Lambton Beastly Buildings, 1985.
Listing NGR: TM0721520124
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